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Remembering Harvest Season

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Although I grew up as a city girl, a memorable period of my childhood was spent in the English countryside. Of those days, I recall most fondly the harvest season.

Epic Apple Pie-Buttermilk Shake

One For The Table | Posted 12.18.2012 | Taste
One For The Table

Epic. It's my new favorite word. I can't stop saying it. And I'm sure everyone around me can't stand hearing it.

Picking Apples for 100 Years!

HooplaHa | Posted 12.16.2012 | Good News

Apple-picking is a fall tradition that holds years of memories for friends and families -- especially for the Leidel family! Leidel's Apples is a family run apple stand that been operating for more than 100 years in La Crescent, the apple capital of Minnesota.

Seed-to-Table Bounty: Wisdom From the Organic Gourmet

Zoe Helene | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Zoe Helene

For 25 years, Leslie Cerier, aka The Organic Gourmet, has been teaching the art of healthy and delicious cooking at some of the finest eco lifestyle centers and spas in the world. There's a reason her classes are so popular.

America's Best Harvest Festivals

Food & Wine | Posted 12.03.2012 | Taste
Food & Wine

Local agriculture + pie. It doesn't get much better.

A Farm To Keg Beer: Captain Lawrence Brewery's Fresh Roasted Pumpkin Ale (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 12.01.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I've never really thought about what actually goes into a pumpkin ale. I guess, I thought it was just a blend of spices that gave the beer its signature flavor. Until now.

RETURNING: Thoughts on the Jewish High Holy Days -2001 and 2012

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Ruth Neubauer

Standing between a past which is gone and a future not yet born, we express our wish for a year of safety, mindfulness, care of, and for, each other, and a sense of connection to all.

PHOTOS: World's Best Wine Resorts

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.22.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

L'And Vineyards, located in Portugal's Alentejo region, opened last spring right around the time its very first vintage hit the market.

What's In A Name: How To Buy Quality Olive Oil

Cary Kelly | Posted 10.30.2012 | Taste
Cary Kelly

Extra virgin, cold-pressed, first-pressed, stone-pressed, unfiltered, low acidity... The lexicon associated with olive oil is confusing. I'll break down the vocabulary for you so you can focus on the pure, wonderful taste.

Child Ritually Sacrificed For Better Harvest

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion

NEW DELHI -- Two men have been arrested in central India for allegedly killing a 7-year-old girl and cutting out her liver in a ritual sacrifice to en...

PHOTOS: Sugar Cane Harvest in Guatemala

Posted 12.01.2011 | Latino Voices

Sugar is Guatemala's most important agricultural export, making Guatemala the fifth largest sugar exporter in the world. The industry employs arou...

For This, Let Us Be Thankful

Donna Henes | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This Thanksgiving let us remember that we are part of the vastly diverse and potentially functional family of humanity.

Farm-to-Fork Across America: Bring It Home

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

First Stop? The Rodale experimental farm in Kutztown, PA. They are celebrating their 30-year study comparing the difference between organic and conventional crop yields and the impact on soil conditions.

The New Years In Autumn

Donna Henes | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Donna Henes

The fall, when the long hard labor of the growing and reaping seasons is finally finished and when the storehouses are as full as they will ever be, is an especially appropriate time to begin the year.

Gleaning: A Biblical Act Of Generosity

Ali Berlow | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Ali Berlow

Picking corn, I mulled it all over. How sorely disconnected we are from our food from where it comes from, how it's grown, who grows it, even how to cook it to who gets access to it.

Raising Grapes To The Roof In Arbois, France

Michael Tulipan | Posted 11.01.2011 | Travel
Michael Tulipan

hough celebrated for centuries, the origins of Le Biou are a mystery. It was first documented in 1665 by the town council due to a dispute over the amount of grapes being used.

Celebrating The Halfway Point of Summer

Donna Henes | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Midsummer marks the glorious bounty of the ripening season. But how can we, separated from the agricultural process appreciate the atmosphere of the season which we cannot see?

A Pop-Up Dinner At Tartine Bakery

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

This week we had the great pleasure of making a dinner with writer/chef Samin Nosrat (formerly of Chez Panisse) at the famed Tartine Bakery. The bake...

So You Think You Want To Be An Organic Farmer?

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Last spring I had the pleasure of following the farm-to-market process with one of the "successful" upstart organic farms in Minnesota. Laura and Adam...

Eva Longoria Calls Attention To Plight Of Child Laborers

AP | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Eva Longoria says she wants to be the voice of thousands of silent children working in deplorable conditions around the wo...

Harvesting Mother Earth's Gifts Of Life

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Throughout world mythology, the goddess of the good ground, the grain, the autumn harvest, has been appropriately portrayed as a knowledgeable mature woman of the world.

Weekend Road Trip: Autumn Harvest Fest In Wisconsin Dells

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Looking for a quick getaway? Pack a weekend bag and hit the road to the Wisconsin Dells' Autumn Harvest Fest. The fest takes place Oct. 16 to 17 and...

Harvest Rites: The Connection Between Fertility and Sacrifice

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

At the harvest, one can easily imagine that the Earth Goddess has offered up Her life in the form of the fruits of the land, and that in doing so, commits the supreme sacrifice.

Autumn: Season of Ripe Maturity

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Autumn is inexorably associated with ripe maturity, harvest and death, as well as the implicit understanding of an eventual rebirth, the offer of resurrection.

All About Geoducks: Don't Judge an Ugly Clam by Its Cover (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

2010-07-08-geoduck.jpgWith the image of the beast in mind, yes, my first bite was met with hesitation. But the mild flavors and exciting textures made the geoduck's ugliness a lot less intimidating.